6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

Airbnb won’t be at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, but it had a few things to same about the 2020 theme of stakeholder capitalism. Visual Hunt Skift Take: Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of … [Read more…]

Xiezhu Raises $37 Million for Smart Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A photo of Haibin Chen, co-founder and CEO of Xiezhu, when speaking in September 2019 at a conference sponsored by the Century Forum at Hangzhou Taixu Lake Hotel. Xiezhu Skift Take: This week, travel startups announced more than $100 million in funding. One company to call out is Xiezhu. It provides software and hardware to … [Read more…]

History of Irish Coffees

There’s a connotation that mixing alcohol with your caffeinated beverage of choice means you want a way to stay up partying all night. Blame Four Loko and the folks behind the Red Bull Vodka for that. Long before the advent of either of these drinks, however, there was the Irish Coffee, traditionally made as a … [Read more…]

The best comedy clubs in Boston

Big surprise that the city that gave us Conan O’Brien, Bill Burr, and Patrice O’Neal has a wickedly good comedy scene. Countless comedic geniuses have honed their craft on Boston’s stages, from local-legend regulars who launched from the city’s stand-up clubs to now-famous theater kids who spent their college days moonlighting at improv venues. Nothing … [Read more…]